5015 S Blackstone Ave, Chicago, IL 60615

All performances are held in the auditorium. The 45-minute demonstration/recitals begin promptly at 10:30 am and 12 noon.

BALLET CHICAGO – Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Superb young artists from the Ballet Chicago Studio Company will perform dances from Ballet Chicago’s spectacular Nutcracker and new works from its DanceVision project. The program, hosted by Artistic Director Daniel Duell, will also include a delightful audience-participation mini-lesson in ballet. “The dancers show uncanny sensitivity to each other and to the music, precision ensemble work, and phrasing that speaks to their training as expressive artists, not just technicians.” Lynn Colburn Shapiro, SeeChicagoDance.

KENWOOD ACADEMY CONCERT CHOIR – Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Hailed as” Ambassadors of Vocal Music”, the Kenwood Academy Concert Choir is back by popular demand! This program of dynamic choral music will inspire the younger audiences of today.  Showing off their creativity, these skillful choristers perform a fascinating repertoire from classical and gospel to jazz and holiday tunes.

ENSEMBLE SON AMERICANO – Tuesday, January 24, 2017

This Chicago-based band specializes in Cuban Popular Music and Latin Jazz. Whether they are playing Danzón, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo, Son Montuno, Pilón, Dengue, other styles from Cuba, or the classics of American Latin Jazz, Ensemble Son Americano brings these beautiful and rarely-heard sounds to their audiences in an informative and enjoyable performance, while tailoring each presentation to age and interests of the audience.

JAMAICAN ENSEMBLE – Tuesday, February 21, 2017

JAMROCK aka The Sounds of Jamaica is a very lively and upbeat ensemble demonstrating the island’s traditional music and dance.  Your students will be captivated by the original and authentic instruments from the Caribbean and West Africa.    From the very first chant, this voice, percussion and bass ensemble will give you a taste of the Caribbean.  Exciting and motivating with artist/student participation.  Don’t miss the show!

KENWOOD ACADEMY’S JAZZ AT THE WOOD – Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Delight your students by exposing them to the world of jazz.  Jazz at the Wood returns to the stage performing standard and original compositions by Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong and others.  The very talented jazz band will explore the band family, composers and will answer questions from the audience.

KINGS OF SOUL – Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Otis Redding and Sam Cooke wrote some of the most memorable and enduring American Soul songs ever recorded. This new ensemble presents some of his amazing catalog with a Spanish guitar accompaniment and new arrangements featuring the rhythms of Andalusia.  Lots of artist/audience participation.

DRUM TALK ENSEMBLE – Tuesday, May 16, 2017

From Indian Tala beats to modern Hip hop, from West African dance rhythms to Middle Eastern hypnotic grooves, and exploring sounds, timbers and melodic nature of drums, “Drum Talk” takes the audience on a journey of rhythm from primal to refined, and from retro to modern.

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